Jean and Mike Munley stand outside the back door at their Fairways Townhome. They have several different birdfeeders and plants on their porch and in their yard, as well as a lovely forest view from their kitchen windows.
These days, Mike has left the workforce, but Jean’s still working part-time. “When I retire,” Jean says, “my goal is going to be to get up in the morning, have my coffee, and sit out here and just enjoy myself. You can’t beat this view.”
Jean and Mike moved to the Fairways at Village Woods from Chicago less than a year ago. A friend of theirs told them about the 55-and-better community, so they came to see for themselves. They knew immediately they wanted to live here.
“Some people want to live on the lake here, but we wanted the trees,” Mike says.
Beyond the scenic surroundings, the deer that come to their porch, and the comfortable layouts of the Fairways townhomes, residents appreciate numerous advantages and freedom for maintenance-free retirement living.
“As we get older,” Jean says, “our kids won’t be running over to cut the grass or shovel the snow.”
Townhome living allows residents to care for the interiors of their homes, while the Fairways community takes care of the outdoors.
Fairways Townhome residents say, “We’re really happy here!”
“We may decide down the road to finish our basement. But I don’t have to worry about that yet. And I don’t have to worry about cutting the grass or shoveling the walk, either,” Mike says. “They come in the winter, they do the street. They plow your street, your driveway, and then they get out of the truck and shovel up to your front door.”
Townhome living gives residents a private and spacious setting, while still being able to take advantage of the amenities of the greater senior living community at Village Woods. They can swim in the Village Woods pool, purchase meals at the Village Woods dining room, and participate in activities. But Mike still drives into the city a couple nights a week to host karaoke shows. He’d like to host a karaoke party out of his garage for the Fairways residents.
“We’re really happy here,” Jean says. “I’m glad we moved here together, when it was still our choice and we’re able to enjoy it. We’re not moving anywhere else.”
Townhome living is available at the Fairways at Village Woods in Crete, as well as the Courts at Victorian Village in Homer Glen. To learn more about the Fairways, call us at (708) 672-6111, and to learn about the Courts, call (708) 301-0800.